IHE European Connectathon ONLINE 2021 - CLOSED

Connectathon participants technical registration and resources. 



CAT in Brussels

For the list of tools and the material for the Connectathon week, it's here.

For general information about the connectathon and the connectathon week (in particular the related events), visit IHE Europe connectathon dedicated website.

What can I access from that page ?


Milestones and timeline


Create an account and/or

register to test at the connectathon


Access the "First time participant ever" form

 cheat sheet

Cheat sheets



 Training resources

Training resources


Your monthly planning


Gazelle user guides


Report issues/questions by emailing


Register connectathon participants

testable profiles

Testable profiles

Google group


Resources for monitors

testing tips

Test tools and testing tips


Live environment


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European Connectathon 2021 ONLINE - Monitor Resources (edition in progress)

This page is under construction, some information must not be accurate

Welcome! We gather resources here for our wonderful volunteer monitors.

  1. Monitor recruitment
  2. Monitor Email list
  3. WHERE & WHEN?
  4. WHO & WHAT? Monitors' Profile Assignments
  5. HOW? Training Material
  6. IHE Technical Framework Documentation
  7. Our FAQ for vendor participants
  8. Nice video on the benefits of being a monitor
  9. Contact us

Monitor recruitment

The application period for being a monitor at the European Connectathon 2021 ONLINE is now opened.

Check out the application form here!

Monitor Email list

All monitors shall join the Google group dedicated to monitors. No personal email will be sent. The link to the Google Group will be provided once the selection of the monitors will be done.

WHO & WHAT? Monitors' Profile Assignments

To be added once the monitor team have been selected.


The European Connectathon 2021 will be held online.


HOW? Training Material

We expect additional profile- and tool-specific training to be available here.

Date-Time / Duration
Req'd for new monitors

Returing monitors are welcome

Connectathon monitor - process overview
- Monitor responsibilities
- Connectathon process for monitors
- Q&A





Req'd for new monitors

Returing monitors are welcome

Gazelle walk-through
We have two resources for you.

- Webex training on how monitors use gazelle & the proxy during connectathon week to work with participants and verify tests. 
New monitors

Interpreting the IHE Technical Framework

This covers terminology used in IHE Technical Frameworks explains the structure of IHE documentation, and describes IHE's publication cycle. If you've never read IHE documentation before, you will find this background information helpful.

(Streaming link) (.mp4)

New monitors Connectathon Terminology:
Definitions needed to understand using Gazelle during a connectathon (known to most returning participants; highly recommended for new participants & monitors)


**optional** educational material for monitors

IHE 2017 Educational Webinar Series
IHE sponsored its annual educational webinar series during summer and fall. You will find overview presentations for each IHE domain as well as 'speciality' presentations on topics like security, cross-community sharing of healthcare information, etc. These presentations *are not* connectathon-specific.

IT Infrastructure domain training material
These presentations *are not* connectathon-specific. They are geared to an audience which is familiar with healthcare interoperability problems in general but is not familiar with the way IHE addresses problems or the specific profiles provided by ITI. You may find topics of interest to you in your "day job".

multiple presentations available; duration varies
  Some of you may be interested in the training material we compile for vendor participants, but monitors do not need to review it. We collect participants' material on our Training Page.  


IHE Technical Framework Documentation

To prepare for the connectathon, we recommend you read the chapter in "Volume 1" for the profiles you are assigned to evaluate. Each IHE domain's Technical Framework is segmented into multiple volumes; Volume 1 contains the use cases the profile addresses, the process flow and a diagram of the actors & transactions in the profiles. The technical details of the transactions are not in Vol 1, and as a monitor, you do not need to be an expert at that level. If you are reading a Trial Implementation Supplement, you will see that the contents are separated into Volume 1 and Volume 2 within the supplement.

If you are not familiar with IHE documentation, we recommend you view the "Interpreting the IHE Technical Framework" video in the training section above before you read the documentation.

IHE publishes its documents, organized by domain, on the Technical Framework page of ihe.net.

Our FAQ for vendor participants

We have put together this FAQ with answers to questions we frequently receive from our vendor participants. You may find it informative.


This is a great welcome to new monitors captured on video. While it is was done by a SIIM board member at the beginning of Connectathon monitor training in 2009, his points about the benefits of your volunteer service stand true today. We invite you to watch this 5 minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=6SrkvyB1EPs

Contact Us

For questions about Connectathon processes & tools, or your assignment, contact Anne-Gaëlle Bergé.

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European Connectathon ONLINE 2021: Monitor Recruitment Form

Thank you for your interest in becoming a monitor at the European Connectathon ONLINE 2021. We kindly ask you to fill in this form as part of our recruitement process. However filling the form does not mean that you will be automatically allowed to join the team. Applications are reviewed and accepted based on the registration of systems (amount of systems, tested profiles and so on).

Monitors are members of the community who serve as independent evaluators of the tests results during the IHE Connectathon. Monitors examine tests in real time or examine evidence after the test. Connectathon Monitors shall be recommended by their IHE National initiative, if one exists in their country of residence.  Monitors from countries without an IHE National Initiative may apply directly.

Monitors agree to perform their duties under the supervision of the Connectathon Technical Manager and operate in a collaborative manner as part of the Testing Team

Note that the European Connectathon will be online. Monitors availability is expected during the entire connectathon online event: June, 14th to June, 18th 2021.

The European Connectathon organizing committee is currently studying the possibility to bring together the monitors at Rennes' Connectathon Operation Center during the event, for monitors that would be interested to come to Rennes, and if the sanitary situation allows to do so in safe conditions.

The information entered in the form is only used by the Connectathon Management Team and will be kept in our records up to one year after the connectathon ends. Data will be deleted earlier upon writing request.

You need an account to fill out this form. If you do not have one yet, contact Alain; he will be happy to help.

Connectathon 2021 - Agenda

Milestones and timeline

Resources for monitors

Training resources

Find general trainings here


Registration webinar

Feburary, 25th 2021


Preparatory webinar

April, 13th 2021







SUT Configurations in Gazelle


2020 version




Connectivity Tests Kick-off


May, 26th 2021




Connectathon Week Process


2020 version


Your monthly planning up to June 14th

February to do list par Anne-Gaëlle Bergé